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  • Cicely Tyson makes a trip that is 'Bountiful' indeed

    Cicely Tyson makes a trip that is 'Bountiful' indeed
    For an actress well into her golden years, landing the role of a lifetime is a rare achievement. To play that role three times in close succession is something akin to seeing the show-business stars align. "It's been quite a journey," said Cicely...
  • REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★
    In 1938, a young African-American named Robert Nixon, a man born in small-town Louisiana, was executed by the electric chair in Chicago for the murder of Florence Thompson Castle, whom Nixon was convicted of killing with a brick. Even by the standards...
  • Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest

    Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest
    The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, built around the theme of "Journeys," wrapped up in a most appropriate manner on Friday night with Anjelica Huston, who spoke candidly and sometimes emotionally about the many roads that made up her life's...
  • Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre

    Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre
    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" has been running in London for more than 60 years now — some 25,000 performances of the whodunnit that bested all whodunits have taken place, making "The Mousetrap" by far the longest-running show in British...
  • 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at La Jolla has identity crisis

     'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at La Jolla has identity crisis
    The busy afterlife of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Victor Hugo's 1831 doorstop novel about a church bell ringer with severe chiropractic difficulties, continues with a musical adaptation that's notable for being the first stage collaboration between two...
  • Pop-Up Magazine: Live storytelling with no digital footprint

     Pop-Up Magazine: Live storytelling with no digital footprint
    The scene was a beautiful, chaotic mess, a mashup of live music, animation and rollicking storytelling for about 2,600 people filling Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. So ravenous was the crowd for Pop-Up Magazine's particular brand of storytelling...
  • Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud

    Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud
    Dick Cavett, the veteran talk show host, will play himself in the Los Angeles premiere of a play based on the long-running feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. "Hellman v. McCarthy" by Brian Richard Mori will run Feb. 6 to 28 at Theatre 40 in...
  • 'Dirty' takes on the slippery slope of compromise

    'Dirty' takes on the slippery slope of compromise
    In “Dirty,” a West Coast premiere at the Zephyr, playwright Andrew Hinderaker balances precariously between soapbox and gutter. For the most part the play maintains its dramatic equilibrium, yet it sometimes stumbles, bruisingly, into...
  • Revivals turn 2 problem-child musicals into something special

    Revivals turn 2 problem-child musicals into something special
    When the newly reworked version of Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's "Side Show" opened at the La Jolla Playhouse last year, the production didn't fix all the musical's flaws, but it did reveal the heart that made this tough-sell show too good to consign...
  • REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★½

     REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★½
    The distance between Berlin and Broadway is about 4,000 miles. The distance between the onlookers and the performers in Theo Ubique's "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" can be as close as 4 inches. Yet the great achievement of this very fine show is that director...
  • In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles

    In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles
    A high degree of skill and individuality accompanies "Takarazuka!!!" at East West Players. In its elegant West Coast premiere, Susan Soon He Stanton's very promising albeit still-forming play with music uses the famed all-female troupe in the titular...